Musicians and Celebrities React to the Death of Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins

In one of the most unexpected and tragic deaths in recent rock history, Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins passed away on Friday (March 25th) at the age of 50.

News of Hawkins’ death understandably shocked the rock world. Tributes honoring the late drummer have been pouring in via social media, with many praising not only his skills as a musician, but his disposition and spirit as a human.

Below, we’ve collected a number of responses from the music and celebrity world, including tributes from Tom Morello, Ozzy Osbourne, Lars Ulrich, Travis Barker, KISS’ Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons, FINNEAS, Mike Portnoy, Ringo Starr, Mick Jagger, Axl Rose, The Smashing Pumpkins, and others.

Hawkins was a rare talent and an even rarer person, and his loss is sure to be felt for a long time to come.